Interview with Girls Who Code community partnerships manager Jackson Thomas

I only film new, non-profit, innovative, worthwhile organisations at BETT/the Education Show each year. Finding them is like looking Read more

Interview with Mitch Resnick - MIT Media Lab - about Scratch 3.0 at BETT 2019

I walked into the Press enclosure at Bett 2019 and bumped into Mitch Resnick. He kindly agreed to do Read more

Filming at BETT 2019

This is probably my last year filming at BETT 2019. In order to get good interviews on the fly Read more

The English Curriculum 2019

Well - I lasted six months and I'm back. The latter half of this year has been devoted to Read more

My last Video Interview in UK education - Clare Sealy on No More Marking

I am now retired from making videos on UK education - here is an extract from the last video Read more

The L4L courses site now has free easy access

My course http://l4lcourses.co.uk/enrol/index.php?id=5 - 'how to set up a cheap professional filming unit for schools' is now completely open Read more

Testing the SmallHD Focus monitor with my Sony A5100 camera

I have just bought a SmallHD Focus 5" Monitor for use with my smaller cameras - especially the point Read more

BETT 2018

Here's a quick video roundup of my impressions of this year's BETT. Every year I interview one or two people Read more

BETT 2018

This is one of a couple of posts I'll be doing about BETT 2018. This year I spent some time Read more

A Modest Proposal

Multimedia Resources by Teacher Communities Here is a modest proposal I'm making to DFE and the Chartered College of Teaching. Read more

Outside the Wire – how to co-opt distributed network devices, services and people to make things add up to more than just a sum of the parts in Education

Posted on by leoncych in blogging, Educational Change, Handheld Learning, informal learning, Innovation, mobile, mobile learning, pedagogy, Personalised Learning, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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Excerpt: A little bit of history was made today of all days (it is the first day of the Handheld Learning Conference but it’s not that) in that Gordon Brown’s speech was broadcast/ blogged live from a Mobile Phone.Two Social media bloggers, Documentally and Sizemore got access to Gordon Brown speaking at the Thompson Reuters Newsmaker event about the timely economic measures and this was broadcast in a ripple effect out through the blogging community using such social media tools/ sites as Qik, Seesmic, Twitter, Phreadz and quite a few others.This reminds me of reading the real time feeds from when…

Video Recursion in Second Life

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A quick video to show the power of video within the Second Life Environment. I could take this one stage further and put this video in there and then record that but maybe that would be taking things too far.

This is a recording of a the video lecture cube I'm working on in SL to play Screencast content about Web 2.0 in education. A work in progress… 

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Clay Shirkey on the concept of Cognitive Surplus

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Excerpt: You can see his keynote at Web 2.0 Expo in SF. http://tinyurl.com/cogsur The idea of Cognitive Surplus is interesting. He is the author of Here Comes Everybody (spot the Finnegans Wake reference…). You can also hear a talk of his book at the RSA site here. (File plays at the bottom of this post – Credit: RSA) Now I saw this talk on the on the CITE JOURNAL page here.  It was in the context of Informal/ Formal learning and the use of interactive digital media. I have added it to the Naace CP list of Digo links with notes and commentry. This is…

Minister of State for Schools and Learners Jim Knight visits Learn 4 Life Island

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Jim Knight on Learn4Life Island Today the Minister of State for Schools and Learners Jim Knight visited the Learn 4 Life Island in his address to the Naace Conference. He talked briefly to Leon Cych AKA Eyebeams Electricteeth and Bill Urwin AKA Acosta Shan of SWGFL about the use of virtual worlds in education. Learn4Life Island was chosen as one of the outposts of innovation in virtual learning in the UK in this field and we were very happy to accommodate the minister and answer all his questions.

Second Life Seminar at Bett 2008

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The reason why I am laughing at the beginning of this clip was because part of the seminar theatre collapsed just as I was about to start.
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